A ton lighter: new Polestar 2 sustainability upgrades

November 15, 2022

Starting this month, the primary aluminum in the 19-inch rims, the most popular rim option for Polestar 2, will come from smelters using hydropower. "We know from our LCA reports that aluminum comprises a large share of the carbon footprint of our cars. Therefore, by targeting the larger aluminum components, we can reduce that footprint significantly with some relatively small changes," says Lisa Bolin, Polestar Climate Lead. Polestar continuously works to help and support partners and suppliers in this work, and we aim to lead by example. Since earlier this year, the Polestar 2 manufacturing plant has been running on 100% solar power, resulting in a 544-kg (1190-lb) CO2e reduction per car.

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